Restoring specific apps from Time Machine ...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Inscapes, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Inscapes macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    Vancouver B.C.
    hi Folks,

    i'm on a 2009 macbook pro, recently wiped the HD and did a clean install of Mountain Lion, from app store. A previous install had some problems related to disk corruptions; all is fixed and fine now.

    I had several backups on Time Machine, from the previous "faulty" upgrade to Mountain Lion, and from Lion further back.

    There's 2 apps I'm now missing (Aperture and Microsoft Office 11), which I'm now missing and have lost the serials to or cannot install any other way.

    Is is possible to "recover" / re-install specific "parts" of a Time-Machine backup, like these 2 apps, or does one have to re-install the whole thing?

    Seemed like last time I tried to recover thru Time Machine, there was no dialogue box about choosing specifics to recover, only to choose WHICH time machine backup to recover FROM.

    Thanks for any helpful hints on this ...
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    If you know the locations of the files, then you can use the Time Machine application and restore those files directly from the backup.

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